My Happy Time – Cantopop Exhibition | 我的快樂時代──香港廣東歌展覽 2017-11-16T07:21:49+00:00

Project Description

My Happy Time – Cantopop Exhibition | 我的快樂時代──香港廣東歌展覽

 

Description:

Named after the “King of Karaoke” Eason Chan’s theme song and album of the same title, “My Happy Time” is Kendrew Lee’s graduation project on a imaginary Cantonpop exhibition.

He has chosen the recent 4 decades of Cantonese songs from 1977-2017 and categorised them into 4 periods. The main  theme colours cover orange, pink, and blue, which correspond not only to the budding rise, golden age and perplexed years of the Cantonpop development, but each of them also represents the distinct feelings towards family, love and dream.

Rental for exhibition spaces is extremely high in Hong Kong, in retrospect, it would be very hard for Kendrew to turn his conceptual Cantonpop exhibition into reality without the support of「DesignXcel」and Hung Hing Printing Group Ltd. Taking Kendrew to the giant printing facility of Hung Hing in Tai Po was then a truly eye-opening experience for him, as Toto Wong, Design Manager of Hung Hing, had personally walked the「DesignXcel」group through different printing machines as a friendly introduction.

Given the chance to test different effects through Hung Hing that would otherwise be unknown to Kendrew, he redesigned and improved his graphics and design products including monthly calendars, posters and postcards. He also got to work with an in-house designer on materials and preferences of printing such as spot-UV, foil blocking on matte silver card and PP synthetic board.

李佳謙的畢業創作為一個粵語流行曲展覽,以「K歌之王」陳奕迅的名作及同名專輯「我的快樂時代」命名。

他將1977-2017年的粵語流行曲分成四個時期,橙、粉紅、藍三個主色分別代表粵語歌的「萌芽期」、「黃金歲月」及「迷惘期」,亦反映各自對家庭、愛和夢想的感受。

香港的展覽場地租金極之昂貴,沒有《設計列陣》和鴻興印刷集團有限公司的協助,李佳謙實在難以實現他的概念粵語流行曲展覽。鴻興的設計經理黃圓圖帶領《設計列陣》團隊參觀鴻興位於大埔的印刷廠之後,李佳謙大開眼界。

在鴻興嘗試過前所未見的印刷效果之後,李佳謙重新設計他的產品,包括月曆、海報和明信片,還與鴻興的資深設計師合作,應用啞光銀卡鋁箔和PP合成板等印刷技術。

Design Graduate:

Lee Kai Him, Kendrew | 李佳謙

Collaborator:

Hung Hing Printing Group Ltd. | 鴻興印刷集團有限公司

Email:

kendrew719@gmail.com

School:

Visual Communication | HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education | 香港大學專業進修學院